Storytelling

With Max Dickins

 

Once upon a time, (a long while ago), before the internet - before cat memes, before ice bucket challenges, before You Tube worm holes, we used to look up to experts for information about how the world worked. Now we don’t need experts anymore, which is great, but this opportunity also brought a new problem: we are inundated with noise.

What we yearn for now is signal. That is what stories provide: a signal to cut through the noise. If your message is getting lost in the same way then our storytelling training and consultancy can help you.

Our story-telling learning experience:

The beginning: The power of story

In the first part of our storytelling course we teach you:

  • The science of why stories work and why they are crucial part of communication.

  • Story telling tool box: practical tips and tricks  that you can use straight away to tell great stories for personal impact.

  • How to structure a story, with a template you can use to tell great stories every time.

We worked with Hoopla to deliver us a full day of insight and training into the art of story-telling. The feedback from everyone has been excellent and the results have clearly been a team who feel more confident in their ability to tell stories to clients, colleagues and even friends. I would wholeheartedly recommend Max and the Hoopla team.
— Alex Altman, Managing Director, MEC
We would highly recommend you to other corporates looking to engage their executives to articulate their people in their vision, purpose and strategy.
— Karyn Hobbs, Director, QBE
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The middle: Using stories to grow your business - bespoke modules for your needs

  • Storytelling for pitches: explain and sell your innovative product, service or idea with story.

  • Storytelling for strategy: land a strategy internally with story.

  • Storytelling for personal brand: tell your story better in speeches, networking events or online.

 
 

The end: Follow up

You’ll leave with templates you can use again and again and follow-up resources to embed the learning.

 
 
 

Your trainer, Max Dickins

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Max Dickins started his career as a radio presenter for Absolute Radio, where he was nominated for a prestigious Sony Radio Award. He then turned to stand-up, performing thousands of gigs on the comedy circuit and creating three full length solo shows for the Edinburgh fringe festival. Including ‘My Groupon Adventure,’ which was a sell-out at the Pleasance in 2014. His first book, ‘My Groupon Adventure’, inspired by that show, was published in June 2016.

Max is also a critically acclaimed playwright. His first play ‘The Trunk’ was named by Theatre Weekly as one of their top ten theatre shows of 2016. His 2017 show ‘The Man on the Moor’ enjoyed a sell-out run at the Underbelly before touring nationally. Kin, his third play, has recently been published by Samuel French.

As an actor and writer he has a myriad of TV and radio credits on both sides of the Atlantic, working with BBC2, E4 and Sky1 amongst others. He’s currently proud to be the presenter of ‘Voom Room‘ (Sundog Pictures), featuring news, gossip and great guests from the Vigin Media Business Voom competition. (Think Dragon’s Den, but with Sir Richard Branson).

www.maxdickins.com

 
 

Our courses

 

Creativity training

Be more creative to solve the problems that really matter.

Team building

We use improvisation to teach the secrets of creative, agile and happy teams.

Powerful presentation skills

Public speaking is listed as people’s number one fear. More scary than death.